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PHIL0208

Morality & War

Morality & War
Are there any Just Wars? What would make a war a Just War? In the first part of this course we will investigate the historical origins of Just War Theory. In the second part, we will analyze contemporary moral perspectives on whether war can be morally justified and if so, what actions in war are morally justified or prohibited. In the final part, we will read articles concerning war and humanitarian intervention and on what actions, e.g. punishment, are morally permissible or demanded after war. Authors will include Augustine, Grotius, Nagel, Walzer, Luban. 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL

Sections

Fall 2014

PHIL0208A-F14 Lecture (Viner)

Spring 2013

PHIL0208A-S13 Lecture (Viner)

Spring 2011

PHIL0208A-S11 Lecture (Viner)

Spring 2008

PHIL0208A-S08 Lecture (Viner)